The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce that the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has transferred the Canadiana.org Trustworthy Digital Repository (TDR) certification to CRKN. This transfer is a result of the merger between CRKN and Canadiana.org in April 2018.
"On behalf of CRKN members, I am pleased that certification of the Canadiana TDR has been securely transferred to CRKN,” says Clare Appavoo, Executive Director, CRKN. “The Canadiana TDR is critical to the long-term preservation of the unique content made available through the Canadiana Collections. I look forward to working with members and stakeholders to extend TDR services to meet community needs,” continues Ms. Appavoo. “My thanks to CRL for their dedication and leadership in the certification of these essential repositories."
The Canadiana TDR was first certified in 2015 and is one of only six certified Trustworthy Digital Repositories in the world. The Canadiana TDR houses over 60 million pages of documentary heritage content and contributes to research infrastructure by preserving this valuable content, as well as content preserved on behalf of CRKN members and stakeholders, for generations to come.
“With certification now transferred to CRKN, we have the opportunity to offer the services of the TDR to the institutions and organizations that acquire, collect, digitize, and preserve the content that of greatest value to Canadians and researchers,” states Rebecca Graham, University Librarian at the University of Guelph and Chair of the CRKN Preservation and Access Committee (PAC). “I look forward to working with the PAC, the CRKN Board as well as strategic partners to explore and envision the future of CRKN’s heritage content preservation strategy.”
For more information, please contact:
Director, Strategy and Engagement, CRKN